I'm Harry(Hyoung Jae)  Kim, audiologist.

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Our submission “Effects Of Auditory Training On Aided Word Recognition In Noise In Elderly Hearing Aid Users” is set for Reception 1 Thursday April 15th 2010, 1:30pm – 3:00pm in the San Diego Convention Center.
All posters are displayed for viewing from Noon Thursday April 15-2:00pm Saturday April 17.

 StarkeyN Hearing Library

Another resource to provide you with access to many helpful hearing related articles.

Hearing Aids in the Presence of Background Noise

Virtually all patients wearing hearing aids complain about background noise at one time or another. There is no way to completely eliminate background noise.

Digital Hearing Aid Technology

The term DIGITAL is used so often today, it can be confusing. When the term “digital” is used while referring to hearing aids, it generally means the hearing aid is 100% digital. In other words, the hearing aid is indeed a “complete computer”.

Taking an Impression of the Ear

All custom made hearing aids and earmolds are made from a “cast”of the ear. The cast is referred to as an ear impression. The audiologist makes the ear impression in the office. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Hearing Aid Battery Information

All batteries are toxic and dangerous if swallowed. Keep all batteries (and hearing aids) away from children and pets. If anyone swallows a battery it is a medical emergency and the individual needs to see a physician immediately.

How do I know if I have Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss occurs to most people as they age. Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (birth or prenatal) or hereditary factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes.

Middle Ear Implants

Middle ear implants are surgically implanted devices. The FDA has approved specific middle ear implants and the FDA is still reviewing others. The middle ear implant is a useful hearing instrument and is quite different from traditional hearing aids.

Realistic Expectations for the Hearing Aid User

Hearing aids work very well when fit and adjusted appropriately. They amplify sound! You might find that you like one hearing aid better than the other. The left and right hearing aids will probably not fit exactly the same and they probably won’t sound exactly the same.

Three Levels of Hearing Aid Technology

There are essentially three levels of hearing aid technology. We refer to these as analog, digitally programmable, and digital.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is an abnormal perception of a sound which is reported by patients that is unrelated to an external source of stimulation. Tinnitus is a very common disorder.

Type and Degree of Hearing Loss

Results of the audiometric evaluation are plotted on a chart called an audiogram. Loudness is plotted from top to bottom. Frequency, from low to high, is plotted from left to right.

Types of Hearing Aids

There are many styles of hearing aids. The degree of the hearing loss, power and options requirements, manual dexterity abilities, cost factors, and cosmetic concerns are some of the factors that will determine the style the patient will use.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)

You may have certain communication needs that cannot be solved by the use of hearing aids alone. These situations may involve the use of the telephone, radio, television, and the inability to hear the door chime, telephone bell, and alarm clock.

Types of ALDs

There are many assistive listening devices available today, from sophisticated systems used in theaters and auditoriums to small personal systems.

Tinnitus Treatment and Management

Generally, most patients will not need any medical treatment for their tinnitus. For patients who are greatly bothered by tinnitus, they may use some masking techniques such as listening to a fan or radio which would mask some of their tinnitus.


StarkeyN Hearing Aid Style

1) CIC
Completely-In-the-Canal hearing aids are one of the more cosmetically appealing custom made aids. They usually require a "removal string" due to their small size and their deep fit into the ear canal. CICs do not usually have manual controls because they are too small. CIC hearing aids have the shortest battery life.

2) ITC

In-The-Canal hearing aids are slightly more visible than ITEs. They require good dexterity to control the volume wheels and other controls on the faceplate.

3) ITE

In-The-Ear hearing aids are more visible and the easiest to handle of the custom made aids. They have a longer battery life than completely-in-the-canal aids.

4) BTE

Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids have the most circuit options and typically have more power than any of the custom made in-the-ear aids. BTEs "sit" on the back of your ear. They are connected to custom-made earmolds. These aids can now be fitted with an invisible slim tube instead of the plastic tubing.

5) Open BTE

Open Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids use tiny casing and a nearly invisible slim tube. Open fittings offer a cosmetically apppealing option. They are lightweight and tiny, with a transparent dome that makes them less noticeable than aids with custom earmolds.


StarkeyN Contact

CALL +82-31-719-8119 (Available English Service)


Locations IN Bundang and Yongin

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StarkeyN History

StarkeyN (Starkey Bundang-Yongin Hearing Care Center) started in 2002 on Bundang subway line in downtown Bundang. Over nine years and nearly 4,500 satisfied clients have given us the leading edge nationwide for providing the benchmark in the industry for outstanding service to the hearing impaired.

We have 2 offices in Bundang and Yongin to continue to help you with your hearing health. 

 StarkeyN Services

Our Hearing Care Center has provided state of the art comprehensive hearing healthcare services, including:

1) Evaluation of hearing loss

2) Recommendation and fitting of hearing aids

3) Counseling and support

4) Referrals to medical professionals

Repair services for all hearing aids are available as well as assistive listening and signaling devices, batteries and other accessories. StarkeyN also provides resources for many other aspects of the management of hearing loss.

Audiological Evaluation
Our staff, licensed certified audiologists, provide complete evaluation of hearing loss situations. Among the services available are:

1) Screening test

This audiometric exam tests pure-tone thresholds and will determine
(a) if a hearing loss exists,
(b) generally what type of loss it is, and
(c) which, if any, further tests are needed.

2) Diagnostic evaluation

This audiological evaluation includes complete air-conduction and bone-conduction testing, as well as speech thresholds and word recognition tests. Additional tests such as tone-decay, loudness balance, and middle ear function tests may be performed.



StarkeyN Staff

Our goal is to provide you the best possible hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We provide a comprehensive array of services related to evaluation, rehabilitation and prevention of hearing impairment. These services include comprehensive hearing evaluations, specialized diagnostic testing, and industrial hearing screenings.

1) H. J. Kim

Audiologist, Master's Degree (Major : Noise Induced Hearing Loss)

2) D. Y. Choi

Audiologist, Master's Degree (Major : Presbycusis Rehabilitation)

3) H. K. Kim

Audiologist, Master's Degree (Major : Auditory Rehabilitation)

4) H. M. Joo

Audiologist, Bachelor's Degree (Major : Audiology and Speech Pathology) 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at +82-31-719-8119.

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